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Lesbian Lives & Histories - See also booklist: Lesbian & Gay History.

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Live, Laugh, Lesbian: Navigating Life as a Lesbian in the 21st Century by Helen Scott
    Live, Laugh, Lesbian: Navigating Life as a Lesbian in the 21st Century - by Helen Scott

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781839978142 | ISBN 10: 1839978147

    "Sometimes, it's easy to feel like the only lesbian in the world - let alone in the village. But wherever you are with your sexuality, you've just picked up a book with the word 'lesbian' in the title and I know baby you would be so proud."  Fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pretended: Schools and Section 28: Historical, Cultural and Personal Perspectives by Catherine Lee
    Pretended: Schools and Section 28: Historical, Cultural and Personal Perspectives - by Catherine Lee

    £16.00   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781915261694 | ISBN 10: 1915261694

    Pretended is a vivid historical, political and cultural account of schools and teaching under Section 28, a law that banned schools in the UK from promoting homosexuality as a 'pretended family relationship'.   Catherine Lee was a teacher in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay Life Stories by Robert Aldrich
    Gay Life Stories - by Robert Aldrich

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780500297032 | ISBN 10: 0500297037

    A fascinating portrait of gay men and women throughout time whose lives have influenced society at large, as well as what we recognize as today’s varied gay culture.  This book gives a voice to more than eighty people from every major conti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Breakup Monologues: The Unexpected Joy of Heartbreak by Rosie Wilby
    The Breakup Monologues: The Unexpected Joy of Heartbreak - by Rosie Wilby

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472982308 | ISBN 10: 1472982304

    In 2011, comedian and podcaster Rosie Wilby was dumped by email... though she did feel a little better about it after correcting her ex's spelling and punctuation. Obsessing about breakups ever since, she embarked on a quest to investigate, understan ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret to Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel
    The Secret to Superhuman Strength - by Alison Bechdel

    £16.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780224101905 | ISBN 10: 0224101900

    *A GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK*  From the bestselling, award-winning author of Fun Home.  All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret. The secret to superhuman strength.   She has looked for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Between the Stops: A Most Wonderful Memoir by Sandi Toksvig
    Between the Stops: A Most Wonderful Memoir - by Sandi Toksvig

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780349006406 | ISBN 10: 0349006407

    ‘Part confession, part call to arms and wholly entertaining’ OBSERVER   ‘Her writing style is as kooky and digestible as Bill Bryson’s... A fun-filled, fact-packed, memorable ride’ SUNDAY TIMES  ‘Full of wit and wisdom’ RADIO TIM ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters from Tove by Tove Jansson, translated by Sarah Death
    Letters from Tove - by Tove Jansson, translated by Sarah Death

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781908745842 | ISBN 10: 1908745843

    Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. ... more

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  • Cover image of book It Takes Blood and Guts by Skin, with Lucy O
    It Takes Blood and Guts - by Skin, with Lucy O'Brien

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781471194917 | ISBN 10: 1471194914

    The Lead singer of multi-million-selling rock band Skunk Anansie, solo artist, LGBTQ+ activist and all around trail blazer - Skin is a global icon, and she has been smashing stereotypes for over twenty-five years. Her journey from Brixton to one of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Butch Lesbians of the
    The Butch Lesbians of the '50s, '60s, and '70s Coloring Book - by Avery Cassell and Jon Macy (Editors)

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780997048797 | ISBN 10: 0997048794

    Meet real life butches from all around the world in The Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book.  From our cover butch, badass Moroccan lover and reputed witch Cherifa Amina, to the ground-breaking curator Adrienne Fuzee, to Honey ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi
    My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness - by Nagata Kabi

    £10.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781626926035 | ISBN 10: 1626926034

    My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.  Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture by Bonnie J. Morris
    The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture - by Bonnie J. Morris

    £16.50   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781438461762 | ISBN 10: 1438461763

    Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.  LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry — but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 19 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hope: My Life in Football by Hope Powell
    Hope: My Life in Football - by Hope Powell

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472925565 | ISBN 10: 1472925564

    Hope Powell was a skinny little black girl from South London who only ever wanted to play football. Brought up in a violent home, she was actively discouraged from playing. The original Bend It Like Beckham girl, this is the amazing story of how a ki ... more

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  • Cover image of book In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner
    In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court - by Brittney Griner

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780062309358 | ISBN 10: 0062309358

    Hailed by ESPN as the world s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her stre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia: A Diary on How I Acquired My Eating Disorder by Natasha Holme
    Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia: A Diary on How I Acquired My Eating Disorder - by Natasha Holme

    £13.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781500350505 | ISBN 10: 1500350508

    In 1989 nineteen-year-old Natasha is obsessively in love with her former teacher, Miss Williams. The tattoo she flashes around says so. Natasha meets Alex, a girl her own age, who questions her about the tattoo. An awkward romance is born.   In t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
    Are You My Mother? - by Alison Bechdel

    £16.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780224093521 | ISBN 10: 0224093525

    Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, her remarkable graphic memoir about her father, established itself immediately as a classic of the genre, being chosen as Time Magazine's Best Book of the Year for 2006, while The Times called it 'a profound and important b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister by Anne Lister, edited by Helena Whitbread
    The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister - by Anne Lister, edited by Helena Whitbread

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844087198 | ISBN 10: 1844087190

    These remarkable diaries are a piece of lost lesbian history. Anne Lister defied the role of womanhood seen in the novels of Jane Austen: she was bold, fiercely independent, a landowner, industrialist, traveller ? and lesbian. She kept extensive diar ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gertrude and Alice by Diana Souhami
    Gertrude and Alice - by Diana Souhami

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848851481 | ISBN 10: 1848851480

    Gertrude Stein and Alice Babette Toklas met on Sunday 8 September 1907, in Paris. From that day on they were together, until Gertrude's death on Saturday 27 July 1946.   This title presents story of their remarkable life together, of the path ... more

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  • Cover image of book We, Too, Must Love by Ann Aldrich
    We, Too, Must Love - by Ann Aldrich

    £13.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781558615274 | ISBN 10: 155861527x

    Three years after We Walk Alone, Ann Aldrich expands on her journalistic portraits of lesbian subcultures in and around New York to include: class questions; the diverse jobs lesbians held; social cliques; differences among the Village, Uptown, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser by Rita Mae Brown
    Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser - by Rita Mae Brown

    £15.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780553378269 | ISBN 10: 0553378260

    It is often said that the best comedy springs from hard times. And Rita Mae Brown has seen plenty of those.   In this irresistibly readable memoir, she recounts the drama of her birth as the illegitimate daughter of a flighty blue blood who l ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lesbian Polyamory Reader: Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Casual Sex by Marcia Munson & Judith Stelboum (editors)
    The Lesbian Polyamory Reader: Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Casual Sex - by Marcia Munson & Judith Stelboum (editors)

    £32.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781560231202 | ISBN 10: 1560231203

    In reading The Lesbian Polyamory Reader: Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Casual Sex, you'll quickly discover that the steps toward love and happiness are as easy as 1, 2, 3, and maybe even 4 or 5. And you'll find that if your own lesbian relati ... more

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